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Today in Fleet: Tuesday 16 May

All the key news in fleet…

Citroen vehicles being handed over to Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Phil Hendry (left) fromW R Davies Citroën in Stafford with Barry Machin, Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s workshop operations manager.

C3 models go into service with Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has taken delivery of a fleet of six new Citroën C3 models.

The vehicles, which form part of an order for 10 new C3s in total, will be used to assist Stoke-on-Trent City Council team members working with vulnerable residents.

This deal marks one of the first major deliveries of the new C3 to a public sector organisation and follows two earlier fleet deliveries of Grand C4 Picassos and Relay vans.

Police accident sign

It’s estimated that between a quarter and a third of all fatal and serious injuries on our roads are work related.

New Road Safety GB course to help fleets manage road safety

Road Safety GB Academy has launched a new course to help fleet managers get to grips with work-related road safety.

Introduced following a pilot, the two-day course, Managing work-related road safety, explains and illustrates how organisations can simply and effectively manage work-related road risk.

The course will first run in Newbury on 25-26 July. For more details, click here.

phil jerome

Meridian MD Phil Jerome said medium-term rental cars can help eliminate grey fleet risk management concerns.

Medium-term pool cars providing grey fleet solution

Businesses are starting to resolve grey fleet needs by using medium-term pool cars, reports Vehicle Solutions.

The firm says fleets are using the rental product, which normally operates from 3-12 months, to create what is effectively a short-term pool car solution, in particular for medium-sized companies.

Phil Jerome, managing director, said using medium-term pool cars can remove all risk management worries while also making financial sense.

SsangYong Tivoli ELX

SsangYong Tivoli ELX

Ssangyong 48-hour test drives now available 

Ssangyong is introducing 48-hour test drives on its Tivoli and Tivoli XLV mid-sized SUVs for a limited period.

The offer, which runs until 30 September 2017, also brings the opportunity to win a car for a year and customers taking a test drive will also be given a £10 M&S voucher.

Staff at Activa Contracts

Activa Contracts customer services director Karen McCarthy (left) with the company’s customer service NVQ holders.

Activa Contracts introduces customer service NVQ

A trio of Activa Contracts’ employees have become the first at the company to successfully complete National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs).

The initiative has been spearheaded by customer services director Karen McCarthy who says the new programme enhances the existing training focus by putting the emphasis on service delivery. The programme is expected to run annually.

For more of the latest industry news, click here.

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.